Golden Analysis: Giants RB Williams

Williams was very productive at Boston College.

The New York Giants snagged RB Andre Williams (Boston College) with the 113th overall pick in the fourth round during last week’s draft.

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Mark Konezny/USA TODAY Sports

Williams, a true powerback, tallied 2177 rushing yards on 355 attempts (6.1 yard/rush average) and 18 touchdowns. Williams posted zero receptions.

If Giants QB Eli Manning drops back to air it out when Williams is lined up in the backfield, he should be pass blocking. His 6’0″, 227-pound frame enables the Heisman finalist to occupy defenders.

However, Williams is part of a crowded depth chart. With the likes of RB’s Peyton Hillis, Rashad Jennings, and David Wilson, Williams will have to earn every carry he rushes in 2014.

The three aforementioned backs suffered injuries in the 2013, notably. Williams will have his opportunities, but the quantity of carries could be low pending a groundbreaking injury or transaction.

The rookie’s unique physique and running style will enable him to see the gridiron. The backfield situation will determine his playing time.

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